Continuing New Traditions

Last October, when visiting my mum, we bought beautiful dahlias from an honesty stall in a nearby village. We thought it would be a nice idea to start this as a new tradition, and every subsequent October we’d buy dahlias from there. You can read about last year’s HERE.

This year I won’t be making a trip home in October because my tiny baby will be here and I don’t really want to make a four hour train journey with a 4-6 week old baby. In order to carry on the tradition (in a fashion!) my mum and Rachel brought me a gorgeous bunch of them up the other week when they visited. Dahlias don’t really last very long, but I got a full week out of these ones as they were so fresh – picked the same morning that I received them. They survived the journey from Northants to North Yorkshire in a welly boot to stand them up!

As they don’t last very long, I love to take photos of them and remember how beautiful they were. I apologise if you don’t like posts full of flowers, because that’s what this one is. They are so lovely though! My favourite is the massive yellow and orange one that’s like a lion. I think it’s incredible that this is a flower, something that grows, and it looks like that. Just amazing.


p.s Still no baby … but only the rest of today and tomorrow to go until September!

p.p.s I have just finished my pram blanket … I will write up a ta-dah post and save it so that I have a blog post that I can just press “go” on when I’m all up to my ears in newborn baby days :-)

19 thoughts on “Continuing New Traditions

  1. Phyllis says:

    The flower post is lovely! I don’t comment much if at all, but follow you faithfully. I totally enjoy all your posts whether they are travel, crochet, flowers or baby update.
    Thinking of you and your tiny little one so often these days and wanted to wish you well.

  2. Cate says:

    It’s funny, around the corner from my house, there is an honesty stall that sells dahlias. Whenever I drive by it and see the flowers I remember that, yet again, I forgot to make sure to have $3 in my purse. Aargh. I’ll just enjoy yours, vicariously.

  3. They are beautiful! I have gerberas at the moment to brighten up my lounge :-) A friend has offered me a few beds in her allotment next year to grow cut flowers in – I’m so excited! Dahlias will def be on my “to plant” list!
    Good luck, hope all goes well and you soon have a scrummy tiny tin bird to snuggle xxx

  4. Rachelle says:

    My due date is today and I’m just waiting for a September baby too. Please don’t come tonight or tomorrow baby!
    Good luck with everything.

  5. Sue says:

    I am happy to read about flowers. I really like the orange ones. Growing dahlias is hopeless in my garden as they get eaten by slugs and snails, sigh.

  6. I love dahlias, my husband hates them so we don’t have them in our garden! All the best for the birth. Looking forward to hearing all about LTB.

  7. I love dahlias, my husband hates them so we don\’t have them in our garden! All the best for the birth. Looking forward to hearing all about LTB.

  8. sew says:

    I wish I knew where to find these dahlias – could you give me a grid reference from Brackley town centre/Waitrose/antiques cellar?
    Take it easy now and the miracle of Baby Tin Bird’s arrival will be along when he/she is ready.

  9. ClaireB says:

    Stunning flowers! Had to comment on the fresh pineapple in the background too. I Had a wee knowing smile on my face when I saw that!! Best of luck for the next few hours/ days/weeks. Xxx

  10. Selena says:

    Made me smile to see your pineapple, I tried everything, and was still 9 days over :-) they really do arrive on their schedule! Try to enjoy the last few days of relative peace, not easy I know when feeling huge, excited and fed up all at once!

  11. Karen says:

    Love your posts no matter what !!
    And I think the yellow red dahlia is stunning too… especially how some of the outer petals twirl…

  12. Nanita says:

    Such pretty dahlias! You’ve just reminded me that I need to buy me some flowers :-) September starts tomorrow! Wishing you a smooth birth, can’t wait to see the Ta-Dah post since it will mean that Tiny Tin Bird has arrived! :-) xxxx

  13. Gorgeous dahlias – my mum and dad had these on top of their wedding cake in 1978 … very retro … I love them … wishing you all the best with the arrival of your little Tin Bird … Bee xx

  14. Always love flower posts! The orange one is my favourite – reminds me of Disney flowers in Alice in Wonderland and Fantasia because it looks like it has a face. Cannot wait to see your pram blanket. Your baby will be so lucky, wrapped up in woolly goodness. I still love seeing my boy in his blankets. x

  15. The flowers are gorgeous. I am catching up on blog reading, fingers crossed you made it into the new school year :D

    Looking forward to seeing the blanket and good luck with the arrival of Tiny Tin Bird (if it has not already happened)

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